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Lapland travel insurance

Lapland Aurora

Lapland may sound like a dream, but visiting this remote area of the Arctic circle can be a not so distant reality, and is a perfect destination for those that love to experience Christmas cheer during the festive months.

Choosing your Lapland travel insurance

Once you've booked your holiday in this winter wonderland, you will probably be thinking about travel insurance to make sure you're covered against any worst-case scenarios that might crop up, like scheduled airline failure or a missed departure.

At Holiday Extras, we offer both single and annual-multi trip policies at 4 different levels of cover.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
£5,000,000
£10,000,000
£15,000,000
Cancellation
£1,000*
£2,500*
£5,000*
Curtailment and loss of holiday
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
Personal possessions
£500
£1,500
£2,000
Passport and other documents
£150
£250
£350
Personal money
£300
£500
£750
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
£100
£150
£300
Missed departure
£500
£500
£1,000
Missed connection
£500
£500
£1,000
Personal liability
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
Legal costs and expenses
£25,000
£25,000
£25,000
Scheduled airline failure
£1,000
£2,500
£2,500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£2,500
Pet Care
X
X
£500

*Or as specified on your schedule

What is there to do in Lapland at Christmas?

One of the most exciting things to do in Lapland at Christmas is visit Santa's village, a purpose-built village where Santa officially gets ready for Christmas. The grounds include Santa's post office, where Santa receives letters from hopeful children, and Santa's office, where children can meet Santa himself.

Not far from there is Santa's Park, an underground amusement park where the theme is Christmas, popular with adults and children alike. The perfect way to round off a day exploring Santa's village is with a reindeer or husky ride around some of Lapland's snow-covered national parks.

For any Scrooges, there is the opportunity to see the Northern lights, and in December you have an extremely high chance of seeing this bucket list vision on cold, wintry nights. Additionally, there are also numerous ski resorts in Lapland that can cater to all your extreme sports needs, in some of the most wintry landscapes that you could wish for. When taking part in extreme sports, you must ensure that you have a good travel insurance policy in case of injury or accident.

How cold is Lapland in December?

Lapland is particularly cold in December, averaging at -6°C, with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. The temperatures drop drastically during the evenings, and so you should take extra precautions and dress for the weather at night.

Do I need a visa to visit Lapland?

You do not need a visa to enter Lapland; a passport will suffice as long as your stay is less than 3 months. Visiting Lapland is simple and yet could give you a bucket list experience that will remind you of snowy days, thrilling husky rides and Christmas cheer.

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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.